This Teen Was Shamed By Her School For What She Had In Her Lunchbox

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Most people are of the mindset that once a child is in high school, they’re fairly capable of making decisions about what to eat — even if they don’t always choose the healthiest options.

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It’s a tricky line to walk, especially since school’s are responsible for overseeing children for about a third of their young lives.

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Her mom, who goes by “LemonDrizzleDisco” on Mumsnet, shared that her daughter’s high school started screening the students’ lunchboxes, and that her child — who is a vegan — was told she’s packing too much food. “My daughter’s secondary school has started checking all the packed lunches,” she wrote. “I know lots of secondary school students eat sweets and chocolate, etc. on the way to school, but surely at that age it’s their choice.”

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It’s pretty ridiculous, considering what most kids eat in a given day.

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Parents are trying their best in some instances to pick up the slack.

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However, it’s up to the school to exercise some common sense, which they pretty clearly didn’t do, as you’ll see. What’s wrong with these people?

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A peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread, a small banana, strawberries, a few grapes, and less than a handful of dried coconut flakes and raisins.

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The mom also wrote in a comment that her daughter “got told off for having a few pieces of sliced up avocado because it’s ‘unhealthy.'” “Am I being unreasonable to think this is unfair?”

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  via : MumsNet  


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The outrage continues, as you’ll see. Parents were NOT happy about this.

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Where do you come out on this? Is it helpful or hypocritical of the schools to interfere, even with healthy lunches?

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Or is it just another instance of administrators with good intentions forgoing common sense to exercise some authority?

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Unfortunately, that’s one of their roles as they serve lunches to millions of kids every day. Let’s hope they learn it.

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